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Table 2 Profile of mothers of newborns (quantitative survey)

From: Social and economic consequences of the cost of obstetric and neonatal care in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo: a mixed methods study

Profile Frequency (n = 411)
n (%)
Mean ± SD
Age (in years)   30 ± 6
  < 20 12 (2.9)  
 20–35 306 (74.5)  
  > 35–46 93 (22.6)  
Marital status
 In couple 365 (88.8)  
 Single 46 (11.2)  
Level of study
 Primary 85 (20.7)  
 Secondary 253 (61.6)  
 University 73 (17.8)  
Profession
 Private enterprise 32 (7.8)  
 Public company 27 (6.6)  
 Liberal profession 189 (46.0)  
 Unemployed 163 (39.6)  
Profession of spouses
 Private enterprise 78 (21.4)  
 Public company 95 (26.0)  
 Liberal profession 167 (45.8)  
 Unemployed 25 (6.8)  
Place of investigation
 Kamalondo Hospital 26 (6.3)  
 Kampemba Hospital 55 (13.4)  
 Katuba Hospital 50 (12.2)  
 Kenya Hospital 56 (13.6)  
 Kisanga Hospital 32 (7.8)  
 University clinics 87 (21.2)  
 J Sendwe Hospital 31 (7.5)  
 Mumbunda Hospital 36 (8.8)  
 Ruashi Hospital 18 (4.4)  
 HMR Hospital 20 (4.9)  
Number of living children   3 ± 2
 None 7 (1.7)  
 1 to 4 292 (71.0)  
 4 to 8 104 (25.3)  
 More than 8 8 (1.9)  
  1. SD = Standard deviation